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It’s Election Day – Join the fun!

By Sarah Colvin The day has come: it's the BC Provincial Election Day!! Visit Elections BC to get informed on how and where to vote and then get to the polls before 8pm! Have you already voted and want to make your vote count even more? You can! Join us at the EcoSociety Office in Nelson and make get out the vote phone calls today. Call me on 250 354 1909 ext 200 to schedule when you can come in…

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David Suzuki talks renewable energy with the West Kootenay EcoSociety

Dr. David Suzuki is visiting Nelson on Sunday, April 30 from 9:00-9:30am and will have a public conversation about renewable energy in the Kootenays with the West Kootenay EcoSociety at the Cafe area of the Kootenay Coop, 777 Baker St. EcoSociety has luanched its 100% Renewable Kootenays initiative and is asking local cities to pledge to transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050 at…

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Local faith communities commit to 100% renewable energy

To celebrate Earth Day, on April 22, four faith groups announced their support for 100% renewable energy in Kootenay communities no later than 2050 and pledged to transition their own church and centre operations to 100% renewable energy by mid-century. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, Nelson United Church, St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral, and Yasodhara Ashram committed to transition their…

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Earth Day Extravaganza in Nelson

Join the EcoSociety and our friends for a Kootenay Earth Day celebration in Nelson on Saturday, April 22 Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative invites you to a special vigil at Lakeside Park 3pm Local entertainment, audience participation, fun for everyone 4pm Faith communities annouce support for 100% renewable energy & special interfaith climate vigil 5:30pm Vegetarian…

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Nelson garbage pick-up changes

We've sent a letter to the City of Nelson to express concern with the changes proposed for garbage pick-up. Here's what we sent... The West Kootenay EcoSociety, as advised by its Conservation Committee members, wish to express our concerns with The City of Nelson’s decision to require curbside waste to be deposited on the curb for pick-up only in bags (as opposed to cans).  This change…

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Old growth logging film comes to West Kootenays

Join your friends in Castlegar, Rossland & Nelson for fundraising film nights in support of the West Kootenay EcoSociety. A spellbinding account of environmentalism, obsession, and myth, Hadwin’s Judgement chronicles BC logging engineer and survivalist Grant Hadwin’s emotional crusade to alert us all to the egregious devastation wrought by clear-cutting on the world’s last…

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